We believe in leaving a ‘Lovell legacy’ for the communities we build and we are currently supporting projects in Walsham le Willows where our site The Acorns is located.
We have supported Walsham le Willows Wild Wood, an outdoor community area abundant with plants and wildlife, by giving a donation which covered the purchase of two traditional scythes to maintain the open spaces, as well as the rent and insurance costs of the site.
We are also working with the local Walsham le Willows Primary School and recently donated some educational Bee Bot robots, which teach directional language and programming to children, and help children learn without realising!
We caught up with our Partnership Director, Sasha Bainbridge, who said:
We are committed to leaving a Lovell legacy and supporting projects and causes which are at the heart of communities where we build. We were bowled over when we saw the wild wood and this stunning rural idyll and community resource is a haven for wildlife, as well as an educational forest area for the school to build dens and hunt for mini beasts and enjoy the calm and beauty of nature. Team sports being able to resume again is fantastic and increasingly important; in terms of social interactions, exercise and benefits on mental health, which is why we wanted to sponsor the children at the local cricket club and we have sponsored the junior teams at Walsham le Willows Cricket Club. We want them to have a sense of collective identity by ensuring they all have the same shirt and truly feel like a team when taking to the field and everyone here at Lovell, wish the team the best of luck in the season. Plus, the Bee-Bots are fun, engaging and educational, and will support the children at the school.
The Acorns is located in the picturesque mid-Suffolk village of Walsham le Willows, just a short drive from the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds with its timbered houses, Georgian squares and cobbled streets. It is also close to Diss, which has good main line rail links to London and Norwich, sporting clubs and the Diss Mere.